- Breaking down cultural barriers;
- Creating harmony, unity, and cooperation through team building;
- Building confidence through improved spontaneity and innovation;
- Opening up the musical ear and Providing a great source of entertainment and fun!
RHYTHM AMBASSADOR™ PROGRAMS
Arts Education Statement of Support
“The Arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theatre and the visual arts, the Arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.
Arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The Arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The Arts integrate life and learning for all students, and are integral in the development of the whole person.
The Arts communicate and speak to us in ways that teach literacy and enhance our lives. We must continue to find a place for arts programs and partnerships not only for what it teaches students about art, but for what it teaches us all about the world we live in.”
Dr. Terry Bergeson, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction (November, 2001)
Powerful Learning through the Arts
As the advocacy project of award-winning, documentary filmmakers Brian Quist and Karen Hirsch and the Seattle Arts Education Consortium, Powerful Learning through the Arts speaks to the tremendous impact of arts learning – an aesthetic, dynamic body of work that invites us to take risks, think critically, trust uncertainty, imagine possibilities and persist. Arturo Rodriguez is a featured educator in this video, and appears at the 12:00 minute mark.
ARTURO TALKS ABOUT WHY?
Program Duration: 15-90 minutes
Audience Size: Limited only by facility capacity
Description: Rhythm Ambassadors specializes in presenting interactive assemblies and workshops. Our programs show the influences of Cuban, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, West African music and dance on American Rock, Pop, Jazz and Hip Hop. During our assembly programs, we demonstrate the complexity and diversity of these cultures using the tools of traditional music and dance and demonstrating there relationship to modern music. The presentation is flexible and customizable, and includes but is not limited to:
- Cuban salsa, bembé and rumba.
- Puerto Rican bomba
- Brazilian bossa nova and samba
- American and Latin Jazz